The LGA is working with partners at Public Health England and the Association for Directors of Public Health to deliver sector-led improvement activity for public health, prevention, and early intervention.
Drug-related deaths are rising and are a major concern to councils and our health partners. Deaths have increased sharply over the past five years and are now at their highest levels since records began.
The RIFT approach means the council are open and transparent in how they assess service quality and also supports the development of positive relationships with providers.
It helps the council identify risks and makes best use of time on visits to provider settings, as well as providing information to support and inform commissioning decisions.
This full-day training session for elected members covers the context of the current health and care system and then explores the social determinants of health, the benefits of investing in prevention, how all of the council’s activities can have a positive impact on health improvement and prevention, and what makes an elected member an effective champion in their communities.
This survey was conducted by the LGA's Research and Information team between 16 June and 5 July 2017, on behalf of the LGA and Public Health England, in order to better understand the use of naloxone across local authorities, and to demonstrate how it is considered by local authorities as part of their response to drug-related deaths.